Russian Foreign Ministry strongly protests to Ireland over incident with Russian Embassy in Dublin
MOSCOW. March 8 (Interfax) - The Russian Foreign Ministry has strongly protested to Irish Ambassador in Moscow Brian McElduff in light of the incident involving the Russian Embassy in Dublin where a truck was rammed into its gates, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
The ambassador was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry on March 8, the ministry said on its website.
"It was pointed out that the protesters who had surrounded our embassy effectively adopted the tactic widely used by terrorists. The inadmissibility of blatant inaction of the Irish law enforcement agencies which such actions are committed in presence of the police was emphasized," it said.
"The Irish government needs to take exhaustive measures immediately to prevent threats to security of the Russian Embassy in Dublin and its personnel in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
"We demanded that the Irish leadership officially apologize for the incident and fully recover the damage costs. We also expect that the authorities of this country conduct an unbiased inquiry and punish those guilty," it said.